University Place

Eugenics in Wisconsin

Special | 46m 6s | Video has closed captioning.

Phyllis Reske, Graduate Student in the College of Letters and Science at UW-Milwaukee, joins University Place Presents host Norman Gilliland to discuss the history of sterilizing people deemed unfit due to mental deficiencies. Reske explores the laws passed in Wisconsin in the early twentieth century which focused on epileptics and the mentally disabled.

Aired: 01/21/16

Rating: TV-G

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